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uploading is very slow (6 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by tfleischer
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • tfleischer Member

    I am using Fetch 4.0 on a Mac G4 450 connected via 10/100 ethernet to a DSL modem.

    I have been using Fetch for about a year without any noticeable drag, until recently.

    The files that I upload are generally in folders with a dozen or fewer files of 15 MB or less.

    It seems that when I start uploading files it starts at more than 100Kb per second and then drops dramatically each second of the upload for each new file. Right now, it is uploading at 1 Kb per second, which means that the 2 MB file will take more than 20 minutes to upload.

    At this rate, uploading the files will take forever....

    Is there something wrong with what I am doing?

    I only upload to one location: my printer who has a T1 dedicated connection. The problem is not on that end as they are accepting files from numerous other customers at no degradation of speed.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I use the Fetch software on a regular basis.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    When the speed is dropping does the number of bytes sent so far keep increasing, or is it stuck? If it gets stuck, what is the number (i.e. how many bytes are sent before it gets stuck)?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • tfleischer Member

    It drops in speed immediately, from 100KB per second, then to 70KB per second, 64KB, etc. until it finally gets ridiculously slow. One time it was down to 1KB per second.

    I downloaded Fetch 5. Even with Fetch 5, it drops to the 40-60KB per second range.

    I am not sure if the problem is with my ISP governing the speed at which I can upload or with something on the LAN side of the DSL modem.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Does the number of bytes sent keep increasing, or does it get stuck? If it gets stuck, does it always get stuck at the same place?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • tfleischer Member

    The number of bytes sent increases. It's not "stuck," it's just slower than all get-out....

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    There are 8 bits in a byte, so 40-60KB/sec translates to 320-480kilobits/sec, which is very respectable for uploading over DSL. DSL upload links tend to be rated at 128, 256, 512 or 768kilobits/sec -- you can ask your provider what speed your link is rated at.

    Fetch generally sends data as fast as the link and server can accept it. You could try a different FTP client to see if there's any difference; my guess is that the issue is more likely to be in the DSL link.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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